4-Vessel Mooring Field Going in Near 627 Bay Esplanade

A public notice for the permit application described below has been posted at:
http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Public-Notices/Article/1052537/saj-2005-03872-sp-csh/

PROJECT NAME:  Bay Esplanade Mooring Field

COUNTY:  Pinellas County

COMMENT DUE DATE:  February 17, 2017

FILE NAME: SAJ-2005-03872 (SP-CSH)

WATERWAY & LOCATION:  The project would affect waters of the United States associated with Mandalay Channel in Clearwater Harbor. The project site is located waterward of 627 Bay Esplanade, in Section 05, Township 29 South, Range 15 East, Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida.

PROPOSED WORK:  The applicant seeks authorization to install a 4-vessel Mooring Field in Mandalay Channel. A public notice for the proposed project was previously published on September 15, 2016. As a result of the comments received, the proposal was revised from 42 vessels to 4 vessels. The revised proposal includes regulatory buoys to mark the boundary of the 4-vessel Mooring Field to preserve more than 50% of the channel for free navigation and recreation.

The proposed Mooring Field will occupy approximately 8 acres of privately owned submerged lands and will accommodate boats up to 70 feet in length. Water depths within the Mooring Field range from approximately 7.5 to 12.0 feet at mean low water. All vessels utilizing the facility will be required to have a minimum of one foot of clearance between the bottom of the vessel and the substrate within the project area and navigational channel.
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Speaker Series Continues!

Friends of Clearwater Beach Recreation/Library, Inc. is proud to announce that the Environmental Conservation Series is underway.

Mark your calendar for the following dates, from 5:30-6:30, at the Beach Library/Recreation Center.  We look forward to seeing you there.

        Jan 11               Scallops, Oysters, Snails

        Feb. 8               Coastal Conservation

        March 8            Shoreline Migration

        April 12             Sea Turtles

Private sponsors, businesses, and CBA have contributed to speakers’ costs, recyclable bags, coupons, and gifts.  If you would like to help Friends of Clearwater Beach Recreation Center/Library, Inc. financially, physically, or otherwise, please be sure to contact us at friendsofclearwaterbeach@gmail.com.

Speaker Series : History of Clearwater Beach with Anne Garris

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The Friends of Clearwater Beach is kicking off their Environmental Conservation Speaker Series this Wednesday, September 14th from 5:30PM – 6:30PM at the Beach Library (69 Bay Esplanade).

The first speaker is none other than our favorite long-time local ANNE GARRIS! Anne will be discussing the History of Clearwater Beach’s early beginnings and evolution over the years.

There are some amazing topics this year! Grab some friends and come check it out. There are 4 evenings of wonderful discussions planned. For more information, check out our events page: EVENTS

End-of-Summer Pool Party!

Come celebrate the end of a great summer with your CBA Family!ART_PoolPartyThis summer has been HOT, let’s get together and cool off!
Please bring an appetizer to share. CBA will supply beverages and Nature’s Food Patch will be donating some great stuff too!

Details:
When: August 20th from 5:30 pm- 7:30pm
Where: Clearwater Beach Recreation Center (69 Bay Esplanade)

*There will be two lifeguards on duty and no alcohol will be permitted.

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Public Meeting on One-Way-Pair Streets Proposal

Clearwater to Host Public Meeting on One-Way-Pair Streets Proposal on Clearwater Beach

In efforts to improve traffic flow on Clearwater Beach, the city of Clearwater has proposed making Coronado and Hamden drives on Clearwater Beach one-way-pairs, meaning that each road would be changed so traffic in one direction only will be accommodated.

Residents are invited to join city staff and officials for a public meeting to talk about this important proposed traffic change:

Thursday, June 2
5 to 8 p.m.
Clearwater Community Sailing Center
1001 Gulf Blvd.

Questions about this traffic solutions proposal can be directed to the city’s Traffic Engineering department at (727) 562-4750.

City of Clearwater Website – http://www.myclearwater.com

Support for the Egg Hunt!

Spring is in the air! The annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for March 25th, at 6pm and The Friends of Clearwater Beach Recreation Center and Library are pitching in to make sure it’s an exciting event!

Linda Owens, co-president of the Friends of the Clearwater Beach Recreation Center and Library, presents a $100 check from the organization. And to help get the ball rolling, Dan Crider, Recreation Programmer, is holding a set of bocce balls, also donated by the Beach Friends. The set can be checked out from the Beach Recreation Center for use at McKay Park.

Thanks for the support!
More info on the Egg Hunt coming soon!

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